Big fan of how this movie is put together - the use of vlog, CCTV etc. all works to great effect alongside the standard cinematic presentation. It’s a good premise as well, although not one that is entirely original if you look past the Airbnb plot device. It is fairly predictable, and includes the standard bad character decision making you often see in this type of film - one decision made towards the end really annoyed me. The cast are good, although I really didn’t like Sara Canning’s character at all; Grace Phipps was brilliant though.
Ultra stylised teen horror with some definite It Follows vibes (aesthetically speaking) that shows a lot of potential but fails to really shock in the way that it should. All of the more practical effects are pretty damn good, shame about the CGI blood splatters which are painfully obvious. The cast are all good and it’s an enjoyable film without a doubt, just feels like it could have been so much better in the hands of a different filmmaker.
It’s only when you watch a horror film shot almost entirely in the daytime that you realise just how much other movies within the genre rely on darkness. Midsommar is dazzlingly bright and colourful, and yet is by far the best horror film to hit screens this year.
Following the shocking death of her sister and parents, Dani (Florence Pugh) suffers from severe bouts of anxiety and depression. Her douchey boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) is only intermittently attentive, and is…
I feel like this movie may got a lot of heat due to a potentially misleading bit of marketing. On the surface it looks like a typical jumpy possession type flick, and if you go in expecting that you may be either disappointed or pleasantly surprised, depending upon your taste. Thankfully, although I enjoy a cheap jumpy scare, I also enjoy an offbeat, slow burn horror; and Saint Maud is exactly that. This is a film told from a very…